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Prostate Cancer Prevention: Diet

June 4th, 2013

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Diet

Prostate Cancer Prevention: Diet

Dr. Elist’s says: Lose Weight, Decrease the Risk of Prostate Cancer
Mailman School: Prostate Cancer PreventionAccording to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health obesity seems to be associated with higher risk of prostate cancer. Going on a diet could be a good strategy for prostate cancer prevention. Overweight men seem to be at higher risk for developing precancerous lesion and subsequent prostate cancer than men with a healthy weight.

Being Obese at the Time of Biopsy was Associated with a 57% Increased Incidence of Prostate Cancer at Follow-up

Obese men were more likely to have precancerous lesions detected in their benign prostate biopsies compared with non-obese men, and were at a greater risk for subsequently developing prostate cancer, according to researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health. The findings are published online in Cancer Epidemiology: Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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